for switzerland, i can't tell you any numbers of pre-orders, but i will be in the city (basel) tomorrow afternoon and then i can take a look at how well ps3 sells. just to have a little comparison: when wii launched, i was also in the city on friday, but wii was launched in switzerland on thursday already. anyways, when i was at my local retailer (media markt) at around four o'clock, i just saw the last four wiis beeing bought. that means, a console that sells out on day one in switzerland really is a big thing.
but i think ps3 will do well tomorrow, at least in switzerland. as someone stated, ps is synonymous with videogaming here and today there was an article about the ps3 launch in every paper i saw. normally, videogaming doesn't make it to the papers here.